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Mystery Diners............awful

TonyO Nov 24, 2012 06:08 PM

This show is the most staged nonsense I have ever witnessed on television. I can't wait for someone to come clean and reveal this show for what it is, a poorly acted, overly dramatic farse. Even Restaurant Stakeout ( you know, the one where the star says "dings" instead of things about 30 times perepisode) is a better show.

The Food Network is a disaster.......

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    Jeri L RE: TonyO Nov 24, 2012 06:57 PM

    What? You don't think it takes hidden cameras and an elaborate sting operation to figure out that you need to fire a smug frat boy waiter who's stealing you blind? I think one episode is enough for anybody.

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      Phaedrus RE: Jeri L Nov 24, 2012 09:21 PM

      I want my five minutes back.

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      janniecooks RE: TonyO Nov 25, 2012 02:33 AM

      Yep.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/823316
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/851426

      1. TonyO RE: TonyO Dec 21, 2012 07:09 PM

        This show is a disgrace. Not even close to being real. A sommelier pairs a Cabernet Sauvignon with fried oysters ? Pull the plug on this dumb a$$ channel....pathetic

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          TheAres RE: TonyO Jan 8, 2013 11:24 PM

          I especially love the episode spoken of below, where the 2 frat boys carry a half barrel out the back door.

          When you see them going out the back door on the inside camera the barrel has a brewery cap still in place, with a portable tapper laying next to it, but when you see them coming out on the outside camera the barrel now has a portable tapper installed where the cap was.

          They stop halfway out the door for a beer? And why would a restaurant have a hand tapper in the cooler?

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            mysterydinerssucks RE: TonyO Mar 9, 2013 11:18 PM

            I never write on the net, but I was just screwed out of 1/2 hour of my life watching mystery diners. I wanted to tell the world it is CRAP. I am glad I am not alone.

            1. rolanious RE: TonyO Jun 7, 2013 03:49 PM

              Mystery Diners it all fake ...not a real show i love more Restaurant impossible with chef Irvine

              1. Phaedrus RE: TonyO Jun 8, 2013 03:24 AM

                It seems now that the Food Network is striving to become the conscience of the restaurant industry, trying to help poor hapless restaurant owners police their businesses. They have a couple of shows using the hidden camera shtick, and they all look fake. Which stands to reason: if you are that clueless as an owner, you deserve to lose your business.

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